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Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion

The AAMC is committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion.

We develop strategic initiatives to cultivate a diverse and culturally prepared workforce, advance inclusion excellence, imbue equity-mindedness, and enhance engagement with local communities. Learn more about our mission, goals, programs and initiatives, organized by portfolio.


What's New in Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion

Diversity in Medical School Admissions

Diverse perspectives and backgrounds enrich the educational experiences of all students and the teaching experiences of faculty. Diversity cultivates an innovation mindset, catalyzes creativity and discovery, and enhances complex problem-solving, prediction, and forecasting. It is essential to improving the overall health of our nation.

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AAMC IDEAS May Series: Developing Diverse and Inclusive Leaders

Join us in May for this three-part series where expert faculty will discuss the importance of cultivating leaders to foster and support inclusive excellence in academic medicine. Speakers will present multiple strategies to nurture leaders at various stages of their careers. 

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Importance of Diversity in Health Care

Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in medical education and the physician workforce is critical for everyone’s health. Incorporating DEI programs into medical education is about helping future doctors provide more effective and personalized care by understanding each patient's unique and specific life experiences.  


Registration open for RJAM: Restorative Justice in Academic Medicine 

August 21-23, 2024, in Washington, DC

This training welcomes participants who would like to learn a relational framework to navigate difficult issues and effectively respond to harm in ways that support active accountability and prevention of future harms.   

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Equitable, Diverse and Inclusive Health Care For All

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David A. Acosta, MD

“Understanding the assumptions and behaviors that are tied to our implicit biases allows teams to engage and embrace their differences and move toward solving complex problems.”

David A. Acosta, MD, Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer

MedEdPORTAL: Diversity, Inclusion, and Health Equity

Our collection of diversity, inclusion and health equity resources.

Academic Medicine: Addressing Race and Racism in Medical Education

This collection of articles was curated with the intent to help readers engage in necessary conversations about race and to inform strategies to eliminate structural racism in their institutions.